How does Ashwicken Church of England Primary School develop healthy children?
Through its PSCHE teaching using a scheme called Jigsaw.
Using Jigsaw enables our school to cover topics that help to promote healthy living by delivering high quality learning in areas such as:
- Relationships and sex education
- Drug and alcohol education
- The development of healthy lifestyles including information about keeping physically active and eating healthily
- Safeguarding issues such as anti-bullying and e-safety
- Well being
Physical activity sessions.
- Swimming in some year groups
- Weekly sessions run by professionals
- Support from Norwich City Community Football – running healthy living sessions
- After school clubs – promoting both physical activity and healthy eating.
Promoting healthy eating.
- Food group – elected children for each class take part in sessions to learn about healthy eating and pass this information back to their own classes
- School dinners of a high standard from Norse
Regular police visits and outside agencies.
- Giving anti-bullying talks
- Road safety information
- Bike helmet talks
- NSPCC and child-line information
- Crucial Crew – run by the fire service promoting aspects of safety encountered through life e.g. dealing with problems associated with drugs and alcohol
- Internet safety information provided
- Olly Day road safety show
- Learning how to take care of our teeth
- The effects of an unhealthy lifestyle
- Learning about food groups
- Electrical safety
- Sexual reproduction
Promoting healthy snacks
Children are encouraged to bring fruit and vegetables for their playtime snack in KS2 where we also provide a healthy snack trolley for children to purchase items. KS1 have free fruit and vegetables.
Encouraging regular hydration
Children bring water bottles and are provided with a water cooler where they can fill these bottles.
Sex and relationship education
Developed through the PSHCE programme but also during years 5 and 6 through specifically developed lessons.